Dozens Killed In ISWAP, B/Haram Rival Clash In Borno

Another fierce rival battle broke out between late Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram faction and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Thursday that led to the killing of a commander simply identified as “Kundu” and dozens of fighters.

The fight happened between Dikwa and Bama local government areas. A security source said that Kundu and his team were on a robbery mission when the ISWAP intercepted them on six motorcycles, each conveying three fighters.

Zagazola Makama, a security analyst and a counter insurgency in Lake Chad confirmed the fight. He said, “A heavy fight ensued between the terrorists resulting to dozens of casualties on the side of the Boko Haram terrorists, while few ISWAP terrorists were wounded. “The Boko Haram terrorists took to their heels leaving their motorcycles to the ISWAP terrorists.”

In another incident, Nigerian troops struck the enclaves of ISWAP in multiple operations, killing scores of terrorists including three commanders in the Lake Chad Basin. It was learnt that military jets Super Tucano in well coordinated by the air component of Operations Hadin Kai destroyed three camps in the northern part of the Borno State.

It was gathered that the strikes coordinated by the Air Task Force (ATF), Operation Hadin Kai, targeting the terrorists’ hideouts in Rino, Jibularam and Kangarwa in Marte and Kukawa local government areas was Launched in the early hours of September 14. A top military officer told our correspondent that many fighters were killed during multiple airstrikes in Lake Chad between Tuesday and Thursday.

Makama, who also confirmed the operations, said that the first damaging air interdiction targeted a hideout of the terrorist and a training camp in Rinu, killing an unspecified number of the fighters. Sources said that ATF conducted another bombing raid in Jibularam which resulted in the killing of three commanders of the ISWAP and many other fighters. A source gave the names of the commanders as Muhammed Balge, a chief prosecutor; Malam Chiroma, his second in command; and Amir Bashir, a.k.a Iblis, who was a sniper and the militants’ marksman.


Source: Dailytrust



Vote President who won’t compromise, Jonathan advises youths

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to Nigerian youths to vote for a president that has the interest of the nation at heart. Jonathan, who made the call in Minna, Niger State, on Wednesday when he visited a former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, said a president who has the interest of the country at heart is all the nation needs at the moment.

“I appeal to the youth to select a person they believe will lead us well and serve us well, somebody who will take the interests of all of us and the country to heart; a leader who will not compromise our interests for personal gain, especially one who sees Nigeria as a project.

“A leader is also a servant, and as president, you are to lead and you are to serve,” Jonathan said.

The former president also stated that only a candidate who sees Nigeria as a project can save the nation. He further said that other than a courtesy visit as a result of his return from medical treatment abroad, he was in Minna because the nation needs him as a result of the role he plays in stabilising the peace of the nation.

“It has been over a year since I visited the state. As the youngest former president, I go around from time to time to visit them. I haven’t seen General Abdulsalami for quite some time, and you know he just came back from medical treatment abroad, so it is proper for me to come with some of my friends to pay a courtesy call and greet him,” he said.


Source: Punch